This is a newer, slightly more fashionable way to make cold coffees and we had to try a few times to get it right. There are lots of alternative ways to do this but we wanted to work out a straightforward method which tasted good.
What is a Cold Brew?
Cold brew coffee is smooth, refreshing and light compared to the espresso based iced latte which is slightly sweeter, sharper and stronger.
Ingredients using the french press (for one person):
- 1/3 cup (roughly 2 heaped tablespoons) of ground coffee
- 1 1/2 cups of cold water (preferably filtered water to keep the end taste pure)
- ice cubes
- French Press/Cafetière or any other filter gadget that you like
- The fanciest drinking jar that you have
How to make it:
1. Pour the ground coffee and the cold water in the french press and stir gently.
2. Put on the lid of the french press but leave the plunger in the ‘up’ position.
3. Place the French press with the coffee in the fridge overnight to allow the flavours to infuse (because the water is cold the infusion time is longer – I suggest a minimum of 8 hours).
4. When you are ready to drink your coffee, plunge the french press carefully to separate the coffee from the water, than fill a glass with ice cubes and pour in the freshly plunged cold brewed coffee. Stir and Drink!
5. If you have a sweet tooth, you might enjoy adding a bit of sugar or condensed milk. If you are more daring, throw in some chocolate or caramel drizzle. Super Yum!
Did you know that you can keep iced coffee in the fridge for about a week? If you have a large French press, why not double the ratios and enjoy sipping your coffee for a few days.
If you missed the Iced Latte guide, you can find it here!
The Bean Team